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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique microwaves rating which considers: 8,800 UK prices • 13,000 expert & user reviews • 1,700 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Samsung MC32K7055CT

92 Reviews

£279.00

Freestanding
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900W
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32L
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£420
Over 10 years
May 2019
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#2

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Samsung MC28H5013AS

246 Reviews

£129.00

Freestanding
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1,400W
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28L
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£420
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#3

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Samsung MC28H5135CKEU

37 Reviews

£199.00

Freestanding
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900W
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28L
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£420
Over 10 years
Aug 2018
#4

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Panasonic NN‑CT56

28 Reviews

£180.00

Freestanding
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1,000W
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27L
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£470
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#5

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Magic Chef MCM1611ST

45 Reviews

£101.30

Freestanding
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1,100W
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45.3L
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£520
Over 10 years
Dec 2018
#6

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Sharp R860KM

20 Reviews
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£115.99

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£420
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
£35 Voucher
#7

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Hotpoint MP676IXH

3 Reviews

£284.00

(Unknown)
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2,800W
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40L
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#8

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Russell Hobbs RHM3002

320 Reviews

£85.00

Freestanding
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900W
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30L
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£420
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
£35 Voucher
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Bosch Serie 4 CMA583MS0B

9 Reviews

£425.00

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900W
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44L
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£420
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
£4 Voucher
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Panasonic NN‑SD25H

3 Reviews

£109.00

Freestanding
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1,000W
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23L
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£470
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
£4 Voucher
#11

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Hotpoint MWH26321MB

16 Reviews

£129.99

Freestanding
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800W
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25L
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£370
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
£4 Voucher
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Samsung MG23K3575AW

12 Reviews

£118.99

Freestanding
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800W
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23L
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£370
Over 10 years
Aug 2018
#13

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Daewoo KOR9GPBR

88 Reviews

£65.00

Freestanding
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900W
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26L
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£420
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#14

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Samsung MS23F301TAS

163 Reviews

£64.99

Freestanding
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800W
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23L
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£370
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
#15

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Samsung MS28J5215AS

279 Reviews

£95.00

Freestanding
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1,000W
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28L
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£470
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
#16

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Sharp R372WM

£67.00

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£420
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
#17

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Panasonic NNSD27HSBPQ

£124.00

Freestanding
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1,000W
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23L
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£470
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
#18

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Panasonic NNST46KBBPQ

£169.00

Freestanding
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1,000W
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32L
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£470
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
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Russell Hobbs RHM2574

13 Reviews

£89.95

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£420
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
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Kenwood K25MB14

317 Reviews

£65.00

Freestanding
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900W
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25L
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£420
Over 10 years
Jul 2015

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What Are The Best Microwave Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every microwave and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated microwave brand is Panasonic with an average rating of 90%. Compare all award winning microwaves.

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Panasonic Microwaves 76 £66 - £459
90%
247 reviews
#2
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Sharp Microwaves 55 £23 - £499
89%
486 reviews
#3
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Hotpoint Microwaves 58 £60 - £765
88%
230 reviews
#4
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Daewoo Microwaves 50 £45 - £158
87%
197 reviews
#5
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Whirlpool Microwaves 73 £80 - £1,299
87%
80 reviews
#6
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Samsung Microwaves 73 £60 - £679
87%
1,731 reviews
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Smeg Microwaves 23 £191 - £899
87%
16 reviews
#8
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Bosch Microwaves 60 £79 - £1,342
87%
275 reviews
#9
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Russell Hobbs Microwaves 40 £43 - £210
86%
3,979 reviews
#10
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Neff Microwaves 31 £220 - £1,064
85%
48 reviews
#11
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Siemens Microwaves 25 £219 - £1,278
79%
16 reviews
#12
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LG Microwaves 31 £123 - £500
21%
4 reviews
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Severin Microwaves 22 £45 - £186

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£180.00
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£95.00
£85 cheaper
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CM1089
£318.00
Newer by 14
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15% cheaper to
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NN-CD58JSBPQ
£225.00
£93 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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HMT84M654B
£279.99
£20 cheaper
£47 cheaper to
run over five
years
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NN-DS596
£299.99
Better brand
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a steam function?
AThis is a way of cooking foods using bursts of hot steam rather than direct heat or microwaves. It's a more delicate form of cooking, best suited to vegetables, dumplings and even pasta.
QWhat is combination cooking on a microwave?
AThis involves using both the microwave and oven or grill functions of the appliance simultaneously - frequently the microwaves are used to cook the food quickly, while the grill crisps and browns the top.
QWhat is a rotisserie?
AA rotisserie spit is a special rotating skewer available as an add-on for some premium microwaves. It allows you to spit-roast chicken and meat in the microwave - meaning the appliance can be used to cook many more dishes.

Microwave Buying Guide

A microwave is a necessity of any modern kitchen. It is a versatile tool that can be used for far more than just reheating leftovers - it can be used for all manner of cooking, from poaching salmon to baking potatoes.

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Capacity

Microwaves come in all different shores and sizes, and are primarily differentiated by their capacity, measured in litres (L). The bigger the capacity of your microwave, the larger the food you can cook in it. Some microwaves just fit single plates or bowls, while other models are large enough to fit an entire chicken or soup pot in.

Oven & Grill Functions

Some microwaves have the ability to function as ovens and grills in addition to standard microwave cooking. Microwaves that have an added grill function combine the normal microwave cooking with a heated element either on the top or the sides of the machine - this allows it to function similar to a standard grill. Microwave ovens, on the other hand, can cook and roast food exactly like a convection oven. Whichever model you pick, these types of microwaves greatly increase the types of food you can cook, and turn your microwave into the central cooking tool in your kitchen - you can roast fish and beef, roast vegetables and grill cheese toasties!

More advanced models of microwave may also have a steamer function. As the name suggests, a steamer addition to the microwave uses boiling water to generate bursts of hot steam inside the microwave. This is a great method of delicately cooking vegetables so they retain the maximum amount of nutrients, and can also be used for cooking fish, dumplings, or Chinese-style pancakes for roast duck. While normally only found in the most high-level and expensive microwaves, it allows the appliance to become even more versatile as a cooking tool, and therefore may well be worth the extra expense.

Power Levels/Cooking Programs

Microwaves are all given a power level, rated in Watts. The higher the power level, the faster your food will be cooked. Most modern microwaves come with a range of power levels, allowing you great flexibility when preparing your food. They also come with specific setting for warming, reheating or defrosting food - extremely useful in speeding up cooking times, or reheating food previously cooked. Defrosting is an especially useful setting, meaning that joints of meat and frozen food can be brought up to room temperature in a matter of minutes.

Many microwaves now have a selection of automatic cooking functions as well. These allow you to input a type of food to cook (potatoes, chicken, soups, etc) and a weight, and the microwave will automatically calculate the power level and time needed to cook it perfectly. Conveniences like this can make preparing dinner hassle-free, and remove the guesswork and constant checking to see if your food is ready.

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This automatic cooking function can also extend to defrosting and reheating leftovers, making the microwave an invaluable tool for easy food heating and prep. Some advanced models of microwave also offer a 'power defrost' setting, which can defrost frozen meat far quickly than usual defrost programs. However because this defrost cycle is far more powerful, care has to be given to make sure that you don't accidentally part cook the food while it's being defrosted.

Extra Features

Finally, some microwaves comes with a collection of extra features, to make cooking easier or more convenient. These can include recipe books detailing how to cook different types of food, baking trays designed to fit comfortably into the machine, or racks to allow multiple dishes to be cooked at once. Some microwave ovens even include a rotisserie spit, allowing you to cook spit-roasted chicken or pork.

Microwave Retailers, Prices and Features

Microwave Prices

We currently list 616 microwaves ranging from £22 to £2,199. The average price of a new microwave is £247 and 80% of microwaves are priced between £62 and £519. The Miele DGM6500 is the most expensive microwave that we found at £2,199, and the Sharp R1874T is the cheapest at only £23.

Microwave Brands - Price Range

Fisher & Paykel microwaves start at £1,200 and their most expensive microwave costs £1,200. The highest average microwave price out of all brands is Fisher & Paykel microwaves with an average price of £1,200.

The average price of Miele microwaves is £1,117 which is the second highest average price of all microwave brands. Miele microwaves start at £485 and their most expensive microwave costs £2,199.

The average price of KitchenAid microwaves is £880 which is the third highest average price of all microwave brands. KitchenAid microwaves start at £469 and their most expensive microwave costs £1,250.

Microwave Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 31 expert reviews and 11,693 user reviews for microwaves and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of microwave. The top rated microwave brand is Panasonic with an average rating of 90%. The second best brand is Sharp with 89% and the third best brand is Hotpoint with 88%.

Biggest Microwave Retailers

We found 618 current offers for microwaves from eBay making it the biggest microwave retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, AO for whom we found 239 current offers for microwaves. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Direct with 206 current microwave offers.

When Are Most New Microwaves Released?

Most new microwaves tend to be released between March and April. That means that most of the latest microwave technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2018 most new microwaves were released in March, with 33 new microwaves released that month. April was the biggest month in 2017 for new microwaves, with 68 new microwaves released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new microwave releases was October, with 116 new microwaves released that month.

How Fast Do Microwave Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, microwaves drop in price by 2% on average. On a typical new microwave costing £247, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £5.

Case Designs

The case design of the microwave shows whether it is meant to be free standing, or designed to be built into fixtures unobtrusively.

The most common case design amongst new microwaves is freestanding. We found 695 microwaves that are freestanding microwaves. We found 59 microwaves that are integrated microwaves, making this the second most common case design amongst new microwaves.

Microwave Powers

'Microwave Power' denotes how strong the cooking power of the microwave is, measured in watts (W).

The microwave powers of microwaves range from 500W to 3,300W. The microwave powers of the majority of microwaves range from 800W to 950W. The microwave with the biggest microwave power is the Smeg SF4101MS, which is a 3,300W microwave and currently retails for £899.00. The microwave with the smallest microwave power is the Daewoo KOR-5A17B, which is a 500W microwave and is available at £77.52.

A higher power level that food cooked in the microwave will cook quicker and more efficiently.

Interior Capacities

'Interior Capacity' is how much the microwave can hold, measured in litres (L).

Comparing all microwaves, the interior capacities range from 1.5L to 62L. The interior capacities of the majority of microwaves range from 20L to 24L. The microwave with the biggest interior capacity is the Zanussi ZKK47901XK, which is a 51L capacity microwave and sells for £279.00. The Hotpoint MWH1311B, which is priced at £83.98, has the smallest interior capacity and is a 13L capacity microwave.

A bigger capacity means that the microwave is capable of holding - and therefore cooking - more food at once.

Available Colours

Black is the most common colour amongst new microwaves. We found 442 microwaves that are microwaves that have a black coloured. Stainless steel is the second most frequently found colour amongst new microwaves. We found 429 microwaves that are microwaves that have a stainless steel coloured.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Microwaves?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying microwaves. For each retailer it shows the total number of microwaves where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying microwaves. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 406 of their microwave prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Microwaves for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for microwaves by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of microwave prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's microwave prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 65.7% of their microwave prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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